Person: Bolam, James
James Bolam was an English mathematician who became head of the Government Navigation School (later the Leith Nautical College). He was a founder member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- In 1851, when James was 12 years old, he was living at Haywards Yard, Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
- Bolam was educated in Newcastle, the city of his birth.
- James Bolam served as head at Leith for 63 years until 1924, building up his school to such an extent that it was designated a Central Institution in 1903.
- The Government Navigation School became Leith Nautical College in 1903 and Bolam remained as head until he retired in 1924.
Born 13 June 1839, Newcastle, England. Died 29 August 1930, St Helen's, Drumchapel, Dumbartonshire, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive